This is definitely one use for social media that I've never seen before...
Police in California used their Twitter account for Linda O'Keefe. Here's the catch-- Linda passed away in 1973. Linda was just 11-years-old at the time. She went missing while walking home from school; the next day, her body was found.
The cold case has baffled detectives for decades. For two days, they used their official Twitter account for Linda, where they sent out tweets as if they were her, narrating her final moments on Earth. Their hope is that the tweets may trigger someone's memory, who could provide police with a clue to help solve this tragic case.
Read some of the heartbreaking tweets below:
“A lady in the bluffs above Back Bay hears a female voice outside, screaming ‘Stop, you’re hurting me’. She listens, but hears nothing more. She doesn’t know that I’m missing. That I’ll be dead by morning. That I’ll be found a couple hundred yards from her home.” #LindasStory— Newport Beach Police (@NewportBeachPD) July 7, 2018
“The man is looking in the ditch on the east side of Back Bay Drive, searching for frogs in the cattails. Instead, he sees something small, and pale. My hand. He sees my hand. He screams, trying to rouse me.” #LindasStory pic.twitter.com/32CGJKjuSs— Newport Beach Police (@NewportBeachPD) July 7, 2018
“If you can help find my killer, please call the NBPD’s Cold Case Tip Line at 949-644-3669. And please share my story... all it takes is for one person out there to recognize his face, even after all these years. Thank you.” #LindasStory pic.twitter.com/bltYY9AaDW— Newport Beach Police (@NewportBeachPD) July 7, 2018